Date: Saturday, 25 February 2017
CBC News Posted: Feb 24, 2017 6:00 PM ET Last Updated: Feb 24, 2017 6:00 PM ET
Name: Eden Hagos
What inspired you to start Black Foodie?
Eden Hagos: I went out to eat for my birthday with a group of friends, all black women, [and] we had a pretty negative experience. I went to a European restaurant where my group and I weren't treated that well. That really challenged me to think differently about my decisions when I eat out. Why hadn't I decided to celebrate at an African or Caribbean restaurant? What are the experiences of black people when they go out to eat? What are the gems that exist in my city? I really wanted to explore what Toronto and the world had to offer when it comes to African and Caribbean cuisine. And take a look at our chefs, restaurants, food entrepreneurs and really dig into that.